All theses, dissertations and capstone projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Transition to Independence: A Phenomenological Study of Foster Care Alumni Pursuing a College Degree, Erica W. Martin

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Dissertation: A Multiple Case Study of the Factors Affecting College Course Enrollment for Students Learning English for Academic Purposes, Dayami Martinez

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Dissertation: Mindfulness In Parenting Questionnaire (MIPQ): Development and validation of a measure of mindful parenting, Stacey McCaffrey

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Thesis: Comparing the efficacy of laser fluorescence and explorer examination in detecting subgingival calculus in vivo., Mark McCawley

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Dissertation: Math in the Dark: Tools for Expressing Mathematical Content by Visually Impaired Students, Patricia M. McDermott-Wells

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Dissertation: The Construction and Validation of an Instructor Learning Analytics Implementation Model to Support At-Risk Students, Holly M. McKee

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Dissertation: Design and Development of a Framework for Traffic Management in a Global Manufacturing Enterprise: The American Standard Case Study, Nathaniel J. Melby

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Thesis: A Comparison of Macroinfaunal Community Structure between Artificial Concrete Boulder Reefs and Adjacent Natural Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Amber C. Metallo

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Dissertation: Faculty Perceptions of the Teaching and Learning Center on Faculty Development: A Descriptive Study, Neisha N. Mitchell

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Thesis: Estimating Growth and Mortality in Elasmobranchs: Are we doing it correctly?, Brian J. Moe

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Thesis: Dentists' knowledge, skills, and application of behavior guidance techniques on adults with dental fear and anxiety, Sarah Moriarty

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Thesis: Current Clinical and Curricula experiences of Postgraduate Pediatric Dentistry Programs on non-IV conscious sedation in the United States, Aline Morin

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Half-Dreamed Dream, Keren Moros-Achong

Dissertation: Environmental and family factors affecting the participation of young children with cerebral palsy: An ecocultural perspective, Claire Morress

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Dissertation: Investigating Categorization Preferences for Online Dating Sites, Scott Morrissette

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Dissertation: Dynamic Game-Theoretic Models to Determine the Value of Intrusion Detection Systems in the Face of Uncertainty, David Paul Moured

Capstone: Metabolic syndrome protocol : effects on improving outcomes in a mobile psychiatric practice, Anahi Muñoz

Capstone: Effective discharge planning to reduce readmissions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Itumeleng Ncube

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Dissertation: Effects of Foster Care Placements on the Mental Health of Abused Children in Florida, Sarah M. Nelson

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Dissertation: Incremental Sparse-PCA Feature Extraction For Data Streams, Jean-Pierre Nziga

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Thesis: Fine-Grained Bacterial Compositional Analsysis of the Port Everglades Inlet (Broward County, FL) Microbiome using High Throughput DNA Sequencing, Lauren M. O'Connell

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Dissertation: Twelve Years Later: Afghan Humanitarian Aid Workers on War on Terror, Emmanuel C. Ogwude

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Dissertation: Mapping the Hidden: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Multigenerational Family Secrets, Tracy Oliver

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Thesis: Land-Based Coral Nurseries: A Valuable Tool for Production and Transplantation of Acropora cervicornis, Keri L. O'Neil

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Thesis: The Effects of Petroleum Pollutants on Sea Urchins Reproduction and Development, Kellie C. Pelikan

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Thesis: Effects of sodium hypochlorite on enamel composition, Sonni Pellillo

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Dissertation: Conflict in Families and Nursing Home Placement: A Phenomenological Study, Stephen John Pidwysocky

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Dissertation: Factors Predicting Return to Play in Sports-Related Concussion: An Empirical Evaluation, Douglas R. Polster

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Dissertation: A Dynamic Behavioral Biometric Approach to Authenticate Users Employing Their Fingers to Interact with Touchscreen Devices, Arturo Ponce

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Thesis: Efectividad de un Curso de Formación Directiva en Modalidad B-Learning en una Universidad Tecnológica del Sureste de México, Sergio Roberto Preza Medina

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Dissertation: Threads and Stitches of Peace- Understanding What Makes Ghana an Oasis of Peace?, Hippolyt Akow Saamwan Pul

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Dissertation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Inquiry into Facebook Newcomer Motivations for Participatory Activities, Kristin Raub

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Dissertation: Effects of Emotional Intelligence Training on Emerging Staff and Student Leaders in a Collegiate Setting, Claire Rene

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Dissertation: Histology and Ultrastructure of Montastraea cavernosa and Porites astreiodes During Regeneration and Recruitment: Anthropogenic Stressors and Transplant Success, Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar

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Dissertation: Image Enhancement of Cancerous Tissue in Mammography Images, Richard Thomas Richardson

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Dissertation: Promoting professional behavior in physical therapist students : use of standardized patient feedback, Mary Anne Riopel

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Dissertation: Seniors with Diabetes-Investigation of the Impact of Semantic Auditory Distractions on the Usability of a Blood Glucose Tracking Mobile Application, Jose A. Rivera Rodriguez

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Dissertation: An Electroencephalogram (EEG) Based Biometrics Investigation for Authentication: A Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Approach, Ricardo J. Rodriguez

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Thesis: Carnival of Creeps, Richard Rodriguez

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Thesis: A Revision of the Genera of Charitometridae with Abruptly Expanded Genital Pinnules, Alois Romanowski

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Dissertation: Investigating Corrective Instructional Activities for Secondary-Level Students Within Mastery Learning Environments, Scott Root

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Dissertation: Identifying Unethical Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Privacy Violations Committed by IS/IT Practitioners: A Comparison to Computing Moral Exemplars, Mark H. Rosenbaum

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Dissertation: Flipping Assessment: Formative Peer Feedback Activities in Second Language English Writing Using Web 2.0 Applications, Paul A.R. Rowan

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Dissertation: An Evaluation of the Habits of Mind Character Education Program, William Royce

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Dissertation: "The Classical School, Deterrence Theory, and Zero Tolerance" An analysis of a mandatory zero tolerance sanctioning policy in relation to The Classical School of Criminology and Deterrence Theory, Adam Saeler

Dissertation: Most effective intervention for reducing posterior shoulder tightness acutely in the post-operative population : a single blinded randomized control trial, Paul A. Salamh

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Thesis: Seasonal Warm-Water Refuge and Sanctuary Usage by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Kings Bay, Citrus County, Florida, Danielle C. Sattelberger

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Thesis: Connectivity of Reef Fishes Between Mangroves and Coral Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Jennifer Savaro

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Dissertation: Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Virtual Patients in Clinical Education: A Pressure Ulcer Prevention Clinical Reasoning Case, Manon Maitland Schladen

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Dissertation: Exploring the item difficulty and other psychometric properties of the core perceptual, verbal, and working memory subtests of the WAIS-IV using item response theory, Sara Ann Schleicher-Dilks

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Thesis: Feeding Ecology of the Invasive Lionfish (Pterois spp.) and Comparison with Two Native Species: Schoolmaster Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, 1792) and Graysby Cephalopholis cruentata (Lacepède, 1802), Jesse J. Secord

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Dissertation: Investigating Roles of Information Security Strategy, Roger V. Seeholzer

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Dissertation: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Accessibility Awareness Among Faculty in Online Learning Environments, Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky

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Dissertation: The Impact of Direct Writing Conventions Instruction on Second Grade Writing Mechanics Mastery, Kristen Sheehan

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Dissertation: The Impact of Direct Writing Conventions Instruction on Second Grade Writing Mechanics Mastery, Kristen I. Sheehan

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Dropout Rates of Caucasian High School Students in a Rural North Carolina High School, Otis L. Smallwood

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Thesis: Hallowed Be Thy Fall, Kristina Smeriglio

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Dissertation: Afghan Muslim Male Interpreters and Translators: An Examination of Their Identity Changes and Lived Experiences During Pre and Post-Immigration to the United States During the Afghanistan War (2003-2012), Michael Tyrone Solomon

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Dissertation: Motivating the Solicited and Unsolicited Sharing of Tacit Knowledge Through the Process of Externalization, Sheila Yvonne Sorensen

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Dissertation: The Impact of Image Synonyms in Graphical-Based Authentication Systems, Jonathan William Sparks

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Dissertation: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Marriage and Family Therapy Students Who Study Bowen Family Systems Theory, and Relating Those Experiences to Concepts of Differentiation of Self and Emotional Intelligence: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Tracey-Ann Dushane Spencer

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Dissertation: Demise of an Antebellum College: A History of Illinois State University, Robert Allen Stevens

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Thesis: A Comparative Evaluation of Mitigation Wetlands in Broward County, Florida, Using Chironomid (Ditera) Pupal Exuviae: A Potential Technique for Assessing Mitigation Success, Ryan St. George

Capstone: Shared governance for advanced registered nurse practitioners, Maria Suarez

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Dissertation: A Causal Comparative Study of the Academic Effects of Voluntary Prekindergarten Participation, Jessica Lynn Swere

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Dissertation: A Phylogenetic Revision of Superfamily Himerometroidea (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), Kristian Taylor

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Wechsler Memory Scale Fourth Edition and Measures of Executive Function Combined Components Model, Isaac Tourgeman

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Dissertation: Technology and Legal Research: What Is Taught and What Is Used in the Practice of Law, Rebecca Sewanee Trammell

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Dissertation: Building Cloud-Based Information Systems Lab Architecture: Deriving Design Principles that Facilitate the Effective Construction and Evaluation of a Cloud-Based Lab Environment, Thomas J. Trevethan

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Thesis: Assessing orthodontic-bracket impacts on lip profile at bonding and debonding stages, Martin Trockel

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Dissertation: Adoption Factors Impacting Human Resource Analytics Among Human Resource Professionals, Roslyn Vargas

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Thesis: Bacterial Community Dynamics In Marine Sponge Cinachyrella kuekenthali Under Irradiance and Antibiotics, Nidhi Vijayan

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Dissertation: Feature Selection and Classification Methods for Decision Making: A Comparative Analysis, Osiris Villacampa

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Thesis: Un-becoming: A Confluence of the Poetic Voice and the Sociological Imagination, Stephanie Walls

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Dissertation: Implicit Measures and Online Risks, Lucinda W. Wang

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Thesis: Assessment of Nursery-Raised Acropora cervicornis Transplants in the Upper Florida Keys, Matthew Ware

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Dissertation: Gathering the Requirements for a Mobile Device Tutorial for Older Adults, Michele A. Washington

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Thesis: Acute and Chronic Effects of Large-Vessel Anchoring on Coral Reef Communities Inside a Designated Commercial Anchorage, Lauren Waters

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation into the Role that Boredom, Relationships, Anxiety, and Gratification (BRAG) Play in a Driver’s Decision to Text, Nathan White

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Thesis: Effect of surface preparation on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to zirconia : an in-vitro study, Nathaniel Wieder

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Dissertation: Developing Student Competencies in Information Literacy Sessions Through Web-Based Instruction for Distance Learners, Paula A. Williams

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Dissertation: Hope-Focused Solutions: A Relational Hope Focus of the Solution-Building Stages in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Jenna A. Wilson

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Thesis: Microtensile bond strength of resin-dentin bonds following application of a chemical collagen cross-linker using different dentin bonding systems, Bassam Naoraldean Zidane

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Investigating the Determinants of Disaster Recovery Technology Investment Choice in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Faranak Afshar

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Thesis: Reproductive parameters of two coastal pelagic fishes off southeast Florida: Blackfin Tuna Thunnus atlanticus and Little Tunny Euthynnus alletteratus, Sonia Ahrabi-Nejad

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Dissertation: Conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran: An Examination of Critical Factors Inhibiting their Positive Roles in the Middle East, Ghadah Alghunaim

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Thesis: Diet of the Antillean Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) in Belize, Central America, Aarin Conrad Allen

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Thesis: Effect of resin cement, aging process and root level on the bond strength of the resin-fiber posts, Khalid Almuhim

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Dissertation: Cheating in Online Classes: A Preliminary Investigation, Mirella G. Baker Bemmel

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Dissertation: Harlemites' Preconceptions of Unmet Human Needs and TheLoss of Harlem Culture: A Quantitative Study of The Causes of Conflict and Gentrification, Arnold John Banks

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Dissertation: Information System Security Commitment: A Study of External Influences on Senior Management, Kevin Andrew Barton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Population Connectivity in the Ocean: A Genetic View of Upper Trophic Level Fishes Displaying Contrasting Life Histories, Andrea M. Bernard

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Thesis: Assessment of Macroinvertebrate Communities and Heavy Metal Contamination Along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Bernhard

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Thesis: Conch Population Demographics and Habitat Association Near Port Everglades Inlet, Florida, Charlotte A. Berry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Constructing a Cyber Preparedness Framework (CPF): The Lockheed Martin Case Study, Dawn Marie Beyer

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Dissertation: Same-Sex Couples' Lived Experiences of the Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act's (DOMA) Section Three, Alicia Anne Bosley

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Dissertation: Contextual aspects influencing mothers' placement considerations for their children with autism, Margaret E. Moffett Boyd

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Dissertation: Understanding Usability-related Information Security Failures in a Healthcare Context, Edward D. Boyer

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Thesis: The Detection of Amazonian Manatees (Trichechus inunguis) Using Side-Scan Sonar and the Effect of Oil Activities on Their Habitats in Eastern Ecuador, Caitlin E. Brice

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Dissertation: Alternative Approaches to Correction of Malapropisms in AIML Based Conversational Agents, Walter A. Brock